2020 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6

2020 Ram 1500

2020 Ford F-150 XL 2WD Reg Cab 6.5

2020 Ford F-150

2020 Ram 1500 vs. 2020 Ford F-150

2020 Ram 1500

2020 Ford F-150
305 hp

Base Horsepower

290 hp
12,750 Pounds

V8 Towing Capacity

11,600 Pounds
12,560 Pounds

Diesel Towing Capacity

11,500 pounds
Up to 32 mpg highway

Diesel Fuel Economy

Up to 30 mpg highway

IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Not Rated as of November 2019



If you’ve been on the hunt for a light-duty pickup truck that can handle any challenge, you’ve come to the right place. After all, “Dodge RAM vs. F-150” is a truly classic matchup, and both the 2020 RAM 1500 and the 2020 Ford F-150 are titans in their segment. The Ford mounts an impressive challenge this year, but any driver comparing the RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 will see that the RAM truck still comes out far ahead.

2020 Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Engines and Performance

  • Ford F-150 Engine Options: As in 2019, the new Ford F-150 is available with six different engine options. Its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 offers the most available power, with 450 hp. Although it offers more maximum power than the RAM 1500, the RAM truck is almost always a more practical choice.
  • RAM 1500 Engine Options: The RAM 1500 offers four engine options, but it’s more than capable of holding its own. With the standard 3.6-liter PENTASTAR® V6 with eTorque, the RAM 1500 offers more horsepower and torque than the base F-150, along with best-in-class fuel economy*. The RAM 1500 generates up to 395 hp with a V8.
  • F-150 vs. RAM 1500 Fuel Economy: Both the F-150 and the RAM 1500 offer diesel engine options, but the RAM truck’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6® comes out far ahead. You’ll enjoy up to 32 mpg highway, compared to a maximum of 30 mpg highway in the F-150. The RAM 1500 also offers 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque, compared to 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque in the Ford.

Check out our guide to the 2020 RAM 1500 changes if you’d like to learn more about what’s new for this year. Or, compare the 2019 RAM 1500 vs. F-150 to take a more in-depth look.

2020 Ram 1500 at a construction site

2020 Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Towing Capacity and Utility

  • Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500 V8 Towing Capacity: A RAM 1500 can tow up to 12,750 pounds in 2020, using the 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque. With a comparable V8, the Ford F-150 can only tow around 11,500 pounds.
  • Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500 V6 Towing Capacity: The RAM 1500 can tow up to 12,560 pounds with a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel® V6 — all while offering class-leading* highway fuel economy. Although V6 towing capacity reaches up to 13,200 pounds in the F-150, the Ford truck can only tow up to 11,500 pounds with its diesel engine.

If you’re looking for raw power, you might be intrigued by the higher maximum towing capacity of the Ford F-150. However, you’d miss out on unique features like the RAMBOX® cargo management system, a lockable storage container that can be accessed from the side of your vehicle. You’d also miss the multifunction tailgate, which can swing open like a car door for easier loading and unloading.

2020 Ram 1500 towing a boat

2020 RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Standard Features and Quality

Talk to any of the Gretna or New Orleans region’s biggest truck fans, and they’ll tell you the same thing: with many more standard features, and a much nicer interior, the RAM 1500 puts the Ford F-150 to shame. Here’s what you should know:

  • Infotainment: The RAM 1500 comes standard with an 8.4-inch touchscreen powered by UConnect®, while the Ford F-150 offers an 8-inch touchscreen. However, the F-150 doesn’t offer anything comparable to the 12.0-inch touchscreen that you can have in the 1500.
  • Smartphone Integration: Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto are standard on the new RAM 1500. To get the same features in the Ford F-150, you’ll have to pay extra for the upgrade.
  • Interior Quality: Critics and consumers alike have raved over the luxurious RAM 1500 interior. It has the chops to compete with a luxury car, while the Ford F-150 is still weighed down by plastic finishes and jarring hard lines. For capability and comfort in a single package, there’s really only one choice.

Looking for the most features? The RAM 1500 offers all of the following components as standard. If you’re looking for these amenities in the F-150, you could end up paying thousands more:

  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Voice recognition
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Overhead console
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Heated side mirrors
  • USB ports

What’s more, you can immediately upgrade the RAM 1500 with available LED brake lights or a blind spot monitoring system! To access either feature in the F-150, you’ll need to pay for expensive trim upgrades first. Features like these helped the RAM 1500 to earn a Top Safety Pick+ designation for 2020 — a feat which the Ford has never matched.

2020 Ram 1500 infotainment

Find Your 2020 RAM 1500 at Ray Brandt Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

In 2019, the fully-redesigned RAM 1500 launched itself into a league of its own, securing its place as the Motor Trend Truck of the Year. Today, any driver comparing the RAM 1500 vs. F-150 will see that the RAM truck has only strengthened its already-impressive lead.

If you’re looking for superior performance, V8 and diesel towing power, or advanced standard features, you’ve got to go with the RAM. Find a new RAM 1500 for sale at Ray Brandt Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today, and find out how it handles the Marrero roads with a test drive!

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